Saturday, May 06, 2017

Today's Headlines

  • French Voters Prepare to Vote After Macron Reports Cyber Attack. French voters are getting ready to vote Sunday in the final round of the country’s presidential election after a last-minute twist saw front-runner Emmanuel Macron’s campaign fall victim to a hacking attack. Just minutes before a legally mandated blackout on campaigning fell at midnight Friday, Macron’s team said in a statement that it was the victim of a “massive” cyber attack in which hackers published a mix of fake documents and real papers stolen from staff’s personal and professional email accounts.
  • Merkel Says NATO Must Show Strength and Keep Dialog With Russia.
  • Iran Will Go Along With Whatever OPEC Decides on Crude Cutbacks. Iran will go along with whatever decision OPEC makes at its meeting later this month on whether to extend oil production cuts beyond June, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said. “All indications are that the members want a renewal of the deal and we will go along with what they agree upon,” Zanganeh said Saturday on the sidelines of an energy trade show in Tehran. Producers outside OPEC that joined the oil pact will probably agree to keep the cuts for longer, he said.
  • Stephen Colbert’s Diatribe Against Trump to Be Reviewed by FCC. Comedian Stephen Colbert’s profanity-tinged tirade against President Donald Trump, aired nationally on CBS, will be reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission because of viewer complaints, said Ajit Pai, the agency’s chairman.
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